VA Benefits Graduate Studies

Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits & Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Affiliation Information

VA Benefits: Qualifying and Applying

For students who have served, or are currently serving, in the United States Armed Services, or who are children or spouses of veterans, VA Educational Benefits may be available.  To find out if you are eligible for educational benefits, please visit the VA's Educational Benefits website, or contact the VA Benefits Office at 1-800-827-1000.

Once you have determined you are eligible for VA Educational Benefits, please follow these steps to ensure smooth processing and receipt of your VA Educational Benefit payments.

  1. If not yet admitted, apply and be admitted to Hiram College.  Information on the Application process can be found by clicking here.  Be sure to indicate on your Admissions' application that you will be utilizing VA Educational Benefits.
  2. Apply for VA Educational Benefits with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
    1. The VONAPP, Veterans Online Application, allows potential benefits recipients to apply for benefits at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To complete the VONAPP, click here.
    2. If you do not have online access, contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551 and an application will be mailed to you.
  3. Once you have completed the application process with the VA and have received your Certificate of Eligibility, please send the following to the address below:
    1. Certificate of Eligibility
    2. Copy of DD-214
    3. Intent to Enroll Form (available below)

Intent to Enroll and Schedule Changes

Each term that an eligible VA benefits recipient student intends to enroll and utilize benefits, a Veteran Student Intent to Enroll form must be completed, signed, and returned to the Registrar's Office. Below are the forms for each academic session:

Also, it is important to note that each veteran student is required to notify the VA Certifying Official via email, as schedule changes are made (adding, dropping courses, etc). Each time credit hours change, the VA Certifying Official adjusts educational benefits with the VA, so notification in a timely matter allows for smoother and faster processing.

Questions?

If you are a veteran who will be attending classes at Hiram College or if you have any questions about VA benefits, please feel free to contact the VA Certifying Official directly.

Andrea Caputo
Financial Aid Office
Hiram College
P.O. Box 67
Hiram, OH 44234
330-569-5441 (phone)
330-569-5499 (fax
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VA Website: http://www.va.gov/

VA Education/GI Bill: 1-888-442-4551

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Affiliations

Hiram College currently has a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) affiliation with the U.S. Army at John Carroll University. For information, please contact LTC John McCluskey at John Carroll University, 216.397.4286 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Once you have contacted Lieutenant Colonel McCluskey, he will forward you to the appropriate personnel at Hiram College for the next step. Please also visit the John Carroll University ROTC website here, or visit the Wolfpack Battalion Cleveland's ARMY ROTC on Facebook.

Hiram College also has an ROTC affiliation with the U.S. Air Force at Kent State University, http://www.kent.edu/afrotc/index.cfm.  For more information, please contact the AFROTC Unit Admissions Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call at 330-672-2182.  Interested students should contact the Hiram College Registrar's Office for registration information.

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